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jonneymendoza
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Dec 15, 2012 05:45 |  #1

Hi. i am looking to upgrade my lowepro backpack 350.

i am quite ok with the backpack except for one flaw. i cant house a tripod of any size on it.

i have seen some backpacks that allow you to attack a tripod to the side of bottom of the backpack and i am looking for one that does this.

it needs to be water proof. comfy, able to quick access my 5d3 attacked with a 70-200 f2.8 and some room for a 15inch laptop and a few bits and bobs like medicines, drinks and snacks.

Budget is around £200 .

Thanks


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Dec 15, 2012 07:55 |  #2

I've used the Karachi Outpost (http://www.crumpler.co​m …Code=EN&SKU=KOT​001-X00150 (external link)) from Crumpler for 18 months now and it is great. I don't have the largest amount of camera gear but I can fit it all in easily with my 15inch Macbook Pro, jacket, headphones, food and water bottle. Once the straps wore in, it is the most comfortable backpack I've ever used to date. The other big plus, and the reason why I bought this bag, is that you can easily remove the camera compartment and/or the laptop compartment to have a large regular backpack. The side pockets are very well designed as you can access the pockets without taken the bag off (I can get things in and out my side pockets when I'm riding my bike).

There are two little downsides to this bag. One, to get your camera out you need to take the bag off and open it up – the zip is positioned behind your back. At first it was little annoying, but once I figured out how to configure my camera position inside the bag and it was much quicker to pull out when needed. The good point of the zip position is that your camera gear is very secure, which is nice when travelling. And secondly, the bag is not waterproof, it is only water resistant. That said, for your camera gear to get wet, it would require a heavy soaking to get through all the lays of fabric and foam to reach your camera. FYI, I've been stuck in heavy rain for 20 minutes with this bag and my camera was bone dry. I now just keep a little rain cover in one of the side pockets for less than ideal forecasts.

Hope this helps


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Dec 15, 2012 08:51 |  #3

I've got a Kata Buk 203 PL (external link), which meets all of your requirements.

Have a look, it's a great quality bag.

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Dec 15, 2012 15:53 |  #4

got my eyes on this http://fstopgear.com …xt%3DF&maxicus=​3&addcart= (external link)

Do they deliver to the UK?


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Dec 15, 2012 18:11 |  #5

I believe the Dakine Quest meets your needs. Check-out my review here:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1167685


Canon EOS 5D Mark III | Sony DSC-RX100M3 | Canon EF 16-35 f/4 L IS USM EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM | Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM ART | Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Dedicated flash ST-E3 RT controller

  
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Dec 15, 2012 18:42 |  #6

The new video fastpack 350 AW is everything you ask for if you're fine with the current fastpack 350:
adds tripod attachment capability, and adds a raincover.


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Dec 15, 2012 20:30 as a reply to  @ Sirrith's post |  #7

Love my Tamrac Expedition 8x. Sold one 2 years ago here but couldn't live without it in the field. Bought another one 6 months later. Love the center mount tripod carry. Good review this link on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com …eywords=tamrac+​expedition (external link)


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Dec 18, 2012 03:12 |  #8

No one recommend fstop?


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Sirrith
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Dec 18, 2012 07:51 |  #9

F stop backbacks don't have quick access. They're for when you have time to put your pack down and access your gear.

Except for the Kenti that is, but I don't particularly like the Kenti in terms of price/perceived value.

If you can live with the slow access, then yes, the Loka is great. And they deliver worldwide.


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